LMU Splits Four Matches, Defeats CSUN, CSU Bakersfield

March 19, 2017

Box Score

Finishing up four matches over the course of the week on Saturday, LMU beach volleyball (6-6) defeated Cal State Northridge, 4-1, and CSU Bakersfield, 5-0. The Lions had previously dropped matches to Pepperdine and Long Beach on Thursday by scores of 5-0.

LMU had four pairs post wins over CSU Bakersfield and Cal State Northridge, including top pair Savannah Slattery and Sarah Sponcil. Sara Kovac/Jessie Prichard, Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend, and Kristen Castellanos/Erin Williams also finished 2-0 over the final two matches on Saturday. Playing at the #3 spot against CSUB, Brittnay Estes and Kekai Whitford teamed to post a victory.

Though Slattery/Sponcil fell to pairs from #2 Pepperdine and #6 Long Beach State on Thursday, the duo did manage to force three sets in each match, narrowly missing a victory by eventually falling 17-15 in the final set of each. The Lions did not lose a set to the Roadrunners in the final match on Saturday.

The Lions will now turn their attention to the USC Tournament on Wednesday of this week.

LMU vs Pepperdine (Mar 16, 2017)
#2 Pepperdine 5, LMU 0
Mar 16, 2017 at Long Beach, Calif.

Doubles competition
1. Delaney Knudsen/Madalyn Roh (PEP) def. Savannah Slattery/Sarah Sponcil (LMU) 17-21, 21-17, 17-15
2. Corinne Quiggle/Brittany Howard (PEP) def. Brittnay Estes/Kekai Whitford (LMU) 21-9, 21-13
3. Skylar Caputo/Heidi Dyer (PEP) def. Sara Kovac/Jessie Prichard (LMU) 16-21, 21-19, 15-11
4. Deahna Kraft/Anika Wilson (PEP) def. Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend (LMU) 21-18, 21-17
5. Kaity Bailey/Gigi Hernandez (PEP) def. Kristen Castellanos/Tatiana Schlange (LMU) 21-14, 21-12

 

 

LMU vs Long Beach State (Mar 16, 2017)
#6 Long Beach State 5, LMU 0
Mar 16, 2017 at Long Beach, Calif.

Doubles competition
1. Nele Barber/Rachel Nieto (LBSU) def. Savannah Slattery/Sarah Sponcil (LMU) 22-20, 18-21, 17-15
2. Sasha Karelov/Kobi Pekich (LBSU) def. Brittnay Estes/Kekai Whitford (LMU) 21-10, 21-15
3. Anete Brinke/Hailey Harward (LBSU) def. Sara Kovac/Jessie Prichard (LMU) 21-13, 21-13
4. Morea Wagner/Heather Weiss (LBSU) def. Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend (LMU) 21-11, 21-14
5. Janelle Hudson/Megan Kruidhof (LBSU) def. Kristen Castellanos/Erin Williams (LMU) 21-15, 21-14

CSUN vs Loyola Marymount (Mar 18, 2017)
Loyola Marymount 4, CSUN 1
Mar 18, 2017 at Bakersfield, CA (Barnes Beach VB Complex)

Doubles competition
1. Sarah Sponcil/Savannah Slattery (LMU) def. Julie Haake/Katie Sato (CSUN) 21-18, 21-17
2. Maddie Leiphardt/Nickeisha Williams (CSUN) def. Kekai Whitford/Brittnay Estes (LMU) 24-22, 21-17
3. Jessie Prichard/Sara Kovac (LMU) def. Aeryn Owens/Autumn Russell (CSUN) 21-15, 21-16
4. Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend (LMU) def. Nicoletta Stork/Nicolette Pinkney (CSUN) 21-15, 21-16
5. Kristen Castellanos/Erin Williams (LMU) def. Daniella Molinari/Cassidy Rosso (CSUN) 21-16, 21-10

Loyola Marymount vs CSU Bakersfield (Mar 18, 2017)
Loyola Marymount 5, CSU Bakersfield 0
Mar 18, 2017 at Bakersfield, CA (Barnes Beach VB Complex)

Doubles competition
1. Sarah Sponcil/Savannah Slattery (LMU) def. Carol Grasso/Sara Little (CSUB) 21-12, 21-17
2. Jessie Prichard/Sara Kovac (LMU) def. Jocelyn Rodriguez/Mattison DeGarmo (CSUB) 21-6, 21-13
3. Kekai Whitford/Brittnay Estes (LMU) def. Sarah Garrow/Ashley Prater (CSUB) 21-13, 21-16
4. Emma Doud/Veronica Nederend (LMU) def. Ally Barber/Kayla Tinker (CSUB) 21-6, 21-8
5. Kristen Castellanos/Erin Williams (LMU) def. Emily Lopes/Marina Sanches (CSUB) 21-10, 21-15
Ext. Tatiana Schlange/Kameryn Hill (LMU) def. Hannah Manzanares/Madi Busler (CSUB) 21-17, 21-17

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